Masters golf ideas: Ahead of Augusta we look at historical past, tendencies, stats and previous winners

THE MASTERS kicks off subsequent week because the descends on Augusta and it's time to start out learning the historical past books, previous winners and tendencies that will help you determine the place your cash goes.

It might sound lame however there’s an actual cause to look again as it’s the solely main that stays on the identical course yearly.

 Tiger Woods has won The Masters in 1997, 2001, 2002 and 2005

Tiger Woods has gained The Masters in 1997, 2001, 2002 and 2005

This has labored for us find winners and locations prior to now few years and we have whittled it right down to these gamers who tick all the proper bins.

We will probably be revealing our picks subsequent week, so do examine again then.

Each single winner since 1990 barring Trevor Immelman in 2008 had at least one prime 10 within the yr they gained The Masters.
Zach Johnson, Charl Schwartzel, Vijay Singh, Adam Scott, Mike Weir, Danny Willett, Ian Woosnam, Martin Kaymer, Brooks Koepka, Jason Dufner, Russell Henley, Kim Si-Woo, Francesco Molinari, Louis Ooosthuizen, Daniel Berger, Wesley Bryan, Austin Prepare dinner, Billy Horschel, Kevin Kisner, Charley Hoffman, Yuta Ikeda, Bernd Wiesberger.

Actually to chop this additional, 6 out of the final 7 winners all recorded a number of prime 10’s within the yr they gained The Masters

Rickie Fowler, Hideki Matsuyama, Pat Perez, Matt Kuchar, Patton Kizzire, Xander Schauffele, Patrick Cantlay, Brendan Steele, Thomas Pieters, Jhonattan Vegas, Kyle Stanley, Jimmy Walker, Ross Fisher, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Li Haotong, Ted Potter Jnr.

 Sergio Garcia won The Masters last year

Sergio Garcia gained The Masters final yr

Because the finish of the twond World Warfare, solely Fuzzy Zoeller in 1979 has gained on his first try at Augusta.

Tony Finau, Dylan Fritelli, Shubhankar Sharma

There have solely been two first time PGA Tour winners since 1948 – Bernhard Langer in eighty five’ and Danny Willett in sixteen’.

Tommy Fleetwood, Tyrrell Hatton, Alex Noren, Rafa Cabrera-Bello, Kiradech Aphibarnrat

The previous 10 winners have been all averaging 290 yards within the season of their victory.  While Danny Willett didn’t tank it off the tee in 2016, distance undoubtedly helps.  Minimal 295 yards throughout the season.

Henrik Stenson, Brian Harman, Webb Simpson, Adam Hadwin, Chez Reavie, Ryan Moore

We really feel give attention to the usually-discarded driving accuracy is essential.  As confirmed by Sergio final yr, you’ll be able to pepper the pins if you’re within the fairway. Subsequently, each winner barring Adam Scott since 2010 has hit at least 60.7% of fairways.  So we are going to look at prime one hundred twenty five on each PGA and European Excursions.

Dustin Johnson, John Rahm, Jordan Spieth, Justin Rose, Marc Leishman, Phil Mickelson, Patric Reed, Bubba Watson, Tiger Woods

Modifications to the format have been made in 2008 and since then each winner has hit at least sixty six% of greens.  That might presently put you inside the highest ninety five of GIR stats on the PGA Tour and crazily prime one hundred fifty in Europe.

Rory McIlroy, Louis Oosthuizen

 12 of the final 15 have been inside the highest 30 for placing common throughout the week so we are wanting at roughly prime one hundred, as this makes it truthful for all the varied greens/grass varieties you get throughout the season.

Sergio Garcia, Kevin Chappell, Bryson DeChambeau

Barring Bubba Watson’s first inexperienced jacket in 2012, each winner since 2010 has had at least a sixty three% scrambling success price.  That places you within the prime 30 on the PGA and prime 50 in Europe.  We’ll say that at least prime one hundred on both Tour is truthful.

Gary Woodland

 24 of the final 28 winners all had recorded a prime 20 at Augusta at least as soon as earlier than their victory

 Justin Thomas

 Rory McIlroy will be out to win his first Masters

Rory McIlroy will probably be out to win his first Masters


 Jason Day

 Jason Day is probably not the person on everybody’s lips at the second with all the eye on McIlroy, Woods, DJ, Mickelson, Thomas, Bubba and so on however if you look at it; the Aussie has had a cracking season.

He’s one of these elite stars that’s truly gone slightly below the radar, however he’s bagged a win at the Farmers, a T2 at Pebble Seashore and rounded off 2017 with a 5th at the Australian Open.

The primary factor is he’s enjoying persistently tee to inexperienced, placing extraordinarily nicely and with three prime 10’s at Augusta together with a T2 on debut in 2011, it’s no shock he made it by way of all of the above tendencies.

Paul Casey

Mr. Constant.  Paul Casey has been in some of probably the most ridiculous type of his life. Nevertheless he simply couldn’t fairly recover from the road when contending till that beautiful sixty five at the Valspar a couple of weeks in the past catapulted him by means of the leaderboard which means none of the early leaders might catch him.  The 9-yr PGA Tour title wait was over.

It is sensible subsequently that he ticks all of the packing containers for The Masters as he’s undoubtedly the entire all-rounder and has recorded three prime 10’s in a row at Augusta.  His recreation clearly fits the monitor, he simply has to push himself that additional bit additional.

Good worth a pair of weeks away and ought to be stored at the forefront of anybody’s thoughts.

 Jason Day is in terrific form this season

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Jason Day is in terrific type this season

Branden Grace

There’s all the time a couple of shock gamers who tick all however one field, however it’s been some time since one has made it right through…  But Branden Grace at massive odds for somebody ranked 31st on the planet has ticked each class.

Boil it down and it is sensible although, he’s an aesthetic tee to inexperienced participant and is a constant finisher who has so gained 12 occasions on the professional Excursions.  His Augusta type isn’t truly that nice with the T18 in 2013 being his highest end, however he does have main pedigree.

5 prime 6 finishes in his final 10 outings exhibits his caliber, however whether or not he can come by means of the stacked favourites is one other matter.


 A couple of ticked all however one field and deserve a fast point out. Hardly any shock that Dustin Johnson and Justin Thomas are two of them, each are going to be closely backed for all the fitting causes.

After his spectacular win a couple of weeks again Rory McIlroy has pushed into favorite and he solely missed out as a result of of his GIR, which is ridiculous as he’s one of the most effective.  For us, he’s the most effective on the planet when on his recreation. If he performs properly for even three days he’ll win.

Final years champ Sergio Garcia ticks all the things barring placing (shock!) after an honest begin to the yr and Justin Rose solely missed out as a result of of his driving accuracy however that shouldn’t deter anybody from considering he’ll go shut.  His Augusta type is phenomenal and he’s been excellent this season thus far.

Lastly, one huge outsider solely missed out as a result of of his placing and that’s Kevin Chappell.  He’s 37th on the earth and an excellent ball striker, so it is sensible.  He lastly received into the winners circle final yr and recorded a T7 at Augusta so value taking observe of the American.

thirteen yr previous Oscar Murphy performs alongside his golf hero Rory McIlroy

THE MASTERS kicks off subsequent week because the descends on Augusta and it's time to start out learning the historical past books, previous winners and tendencies that will help you determine the place your cash goes.